Thursday, May 26, 2011

Our Celebration...

We will be having our Kindergarten Celebration (Graduation) on Friday, June 3. The morning show will take place at 10 and the afternoon show will take place at 1:15. We hope to see everyone there. The children have been working really hard on their show.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kindergarten Picnic...

We will be having our Kindergarten Picnic on Friday, May 27. All children should bring a packed lunch for this day. The AM class will have their picnic lunch at 11:15 and then the PM class will have their lunch at 1:10. If you child does not want to eat lunch, then you may pack them a light snack to eat when everyone else is having their lunch. In addition to having lunch, we will be having various games to promote social / physical development. Children should dress appropriately (please wear gym shoes and clothes to allow for movement). This should be a fun and exciting day as we prepare to end the year!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Plants Galore...

I hope all the children made it home with their plants this past week. I know the children were excited to take them home and plant them. If you planted them and you want to take a picture of your child with them, please send it in because I would love to see it. I also know the children would love to share their picture and story about planting the plant at school too. I hope they all grow and you have beautiful flowers!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ice Cream...

The other day we had the opportunity to continue our study on how things change. We worked on how we can change certain types of liquid into ice cream. The children completed this activity with our afternoon student teacher, Ms. Listo. The kids had a great time and they also enjoyed eating it too. The kids were using great thinking on why the liquid began to freeze and how it all worked. It was alot of is the recipe if any of you want to try it at home!

What you'll need:
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup milk or half & half
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons rock salt
1 pint-size plastic food storage bag (e.g., Ziploc)
1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
Ice cubes

How to make it:
Fill the large bag half full of ice, and add the rock salt. Seal the bag.
Put milk, vanilla, and sugar into the small bag, and seal it.
Place the small bag inside the large one, and seal it again carefully.
Shake until the mixture is ice cream, which takes about 5 minutes.
Wipe off the top of the small bag, then open it carefully. Enjoy!

A 1/2 cup milk will make about 1 scoop of ice cream, so double the recipe if you want more. But don't increase the proportions more that that -- a large amount might be too big for kids to pick-up because the ice itself is heavy.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Field Trip Fun...

We had a great field trip on friday! Thank you to everyone who helped make it a great success. The children had a blast at the Children's Museum. I noticed a lot of the children thinking and talking about science and asking questions about why certain things were working. In addition, in the water area the children began to notice how things move and why it was working. I will post more pictures in the next day or so, but if your child told you a great story please shar it with us!